if the house republicans had matched their words with deeds, we would be on a path to get the debt under control. unfortunately, they all voted no. >> now, when it comes to long-term commitments, you've mentioned an entitlement reform. clearly, that has to happen. now, we're on the margins of the 12% of the budget that is not off limits. but time geithner in a briefing with us said he didn't think this was any near term need to do anything about entitlements. down the road, yes, but near term, it was more important to deal with immediate deficit cuts. is the white house too reluctant to take this on? >> i can only speak for myself. look, i simply disagree with the secretary on this issue. the fiscal commission, we took it all on.